Moodle LTI 1.3 Integration: Inspera Originality



LTI is an abbreviation for Learning Tool Interoperability, a protocol developed to enable the integration of external tools within a Learning Management System (LMS). 

This document outlines the integration process of Inspera Originality within the Moodle LMS. Inspera Originality serves the purpose of providing enhanced plagiarism detection through AI as well as cross-lingual document similarity checking to provide a comprehensive Originality Report on all findings.

The connection between the Moodle LMS and Inspera Originality will enable the two to share information smartly and securely. This integration aims to provide students, teachers, and administrators with easier access to the tool. 

1. Registering/Configuring an External Tool

  1. Click Site Administration > Plugins 

  1. Click Manage Tools

  1. Click configure a tool manually

You will be redirected to the external tool configuration page.

Note: You can skip the Restrict to Category and Miscellaneous sections as they are not focal components to the integration of Inspera Originality. 

Tool Settings

  1. Expand this section and complete the following fields: 
  1. Copy and paste the following parameters into the custom parameters field: 

institution_name=Inspera Moodle LMS

faculty_name=Inspera Moodle LMS - General Faculty

department_name=Inspera Moodle LMS - General Department







  • Tool Configuration Usage:
    • Show in activity chooser and as a preconfigured tool
  • Default Launch Container:
    • Embed, without blocks


  1. Expand the Service section and select the following options: 
  • IMS LTI Assignment and Grade Services 
    • Use this service for grade sync and column management 
  • IMS LTI Names and Role Provisioning 
    • Use this service to retrieve members’ information as per privacy settings
  • Tool Settings 
    • Do not use this service (Removes the user’s ability to save and retrieve setting values)



  1. Set the following options: 
  • Share launcher’s name with tool
    • Always
  • Share launcher’s email with tool
    • Always
  • Accept grades from the tool 
    • As specified in Deep Linking definition or Delegate to teacher

  1. Click Save Changes

You will be redirected to the Manage Tools section where the newly registered tool can be found under the Tools list. 

  1. On the tool card, click Options

This will reveal a set of values that must be provided to Inspera such that the handshake between the Inspera Originality tool and the Moodle LMS is facilitated successfully. These values are needed to complete the external tool configuration process. 

2. Adding an Activity: Teacher

Once the tool has been successfully integrated, the next step is to add an Activity. 

  1. Once logged in as a Teacher, click the Edit mode toggle to switch it on. 

  1. Navigate to a course and click Add an activity or resource

  1. Choose the newly added tool. Clicking the tool will redirect to the configuration page.


  1. Complete the following fields as outlined below: 
  • Activity Name
    • Set the Activity Name
  • Activity Description
    • Set the Activity Description
  • Select Display activity name when students access the tool

  1. Click Save and return to course
  2. Turn off Edit mode. The page should appear as shown below: 

2.1 Launching Inspera Originality: Teacher

Now that the tool has been integrated and an assignment has been set up, the next step is to launch the Inspera Originality tool. 

  1. Click the name of the new activity. 

Inspera Originality will launch on the current page. Note that the previously created assignment will automatically appear in Inspera Originality. 

  1. Click Update Assignment to conclusively add the assignment to Inspera Originality. 

The following pop-up will appear: 

  1. Click Confirm to create the assignment and enable student submissions. Alternatively, click Cancel to return to the assignment configuration modal. 

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